FONA International has announced a multi-million-dollar, high-tech manufacturing expansion. McCormick & Company, who purchased FONA in late 2020, is set to significantly increase FONA’s manufacturing footprint.
The expansion creates an additional 15,600 square feet of manufacturing space and will allow for future growth in manufacturing and storage in the future. The expansion highlights McCormick and FONA’s commitment to high-tech manufacturing.
Schramm Construction of St. Charles, Illinois, will lead work on the expansion.
Brendan Foley, McCormick president of Global Consumer, Americas and Asia, said, “There’s a history of involvement in the community [at FONA] just like there is with McCormick in every community where we live and work. FONA is certainly a great example of that. Today’s announcement is an example of our continued investment in the Fox Valley area.
Suzanne Roy, general manager, North America Flavor, said, “As we look to this important milestone in our growth, we must make sure we continue to serve our customers with distinction, because fundamentally, that’s really what it’s all about: our ability to differentiate ourselves in the marketplace. As we combine our capabilities, we’re already reaping the benefits and deepening our relationships with our customers.”
Fortune recently named FONA the #2 Best Place to Work in Manufacturing and Production, and the company consistently wins awards for employee culture and quality.
TJ Widuch, FONA executive vice president of Order Fulfillment, said, “Here in Geneva, we love awards. That’s part of who we are. And this 15,000 square foot manufacturing space will provide more space to allow for faster turnaround time, and faster lead times for our customers to get orders out the door. This expansion is about a growth engine for McCormick for many many years to come.”